We finish catching up today. I want to spend some time talking about share cropping and the share cropper's life. I'll also spend some time talking about possible project topics.
For Thursday, March 15
READ: in The South, A History,
Chapter 18, "The Redeemers and the New South, 1865-1890 425 - 451
Chapter 19, "A Different South Emerges: Rails, Mills, and Towns" 452 - 485
Don't let yourself get too bogged down in the graphs and charts here, though you need to be able to understand what they are and what they purport to show. You should be able to distinguish between a "Redeemer" and a "Bourbon Democrat," however, and understand what was meant by the "New South Creed."
Thirty-Eight Years' Growth in Atlanta
Twenty-Five Years's Grown in Birmingham
The dramatic changed occasioned by the development of "The New South" can be seen in the dramatic pace of urban growth. Additional panoramic view of Southern cities can be located online at the American Memory Panoramic Map Website. The American Memory is an ongoing digitization project of the Library of Congress.